BG Check and medical status and its meaning post-AOR

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If you have submitted your application then below information could be useful for you.

Generally, your application will follow the below path after the submission of your PR application.

An important note:- This is the trend which is happening with most of the applicants. It may or may not match your application process flow and timeline. The actual clarity of application status can be retrieved via GCMS notes only. 

“Mass BG status change on 27th Feb”

  1. BG Check: Not Applicable (NA1)
  2. Medical passed – (MEP)
  3. BG Check In Progress (IP1) – R10 check is done here.
  4. BG Check: Not Applicable (NA2) – Eligibility check is done here. 
  5. BG Check: In Progress (IP2) – 
  6. BG Check: Not Applicable (NA3) – Sometimes this doesn’t come
  7. PPR: Passport Request
  8. CoPR: Confirmation of Permanent Residence

So it is in below order

AOR – NA1 – MEP – IP1 – NA2 – IP2 – NA3 – PPR – CoPR

AOR: This is a letter you will get within 24 hours after submission of your PR application.

NA1: “Not applicable“. This will be your BG status message as soon as you submit and get AOR.  Typically, this will be status till the time you get your medical passed status.

MEP: “You passed the medical exam“. This will generally happen after approx 10-15 days after your AOR. For PNP applicants it can take more time generally.

IP1:  This will happen one or two days after your medical. Sometimes on the same day itself. BG status message in this stage will be “Your application is in progress. We will send you a message when we start your background check.”. CIC agents will do R10, criminality checks during this stage. Once they feel everything is good then they will change it to NA. These things will happen at CIO Office (Centralized Intake Office).

NA2: “Not applicable“. This will signify that IP1 is completed. Sometimes IP1 will take a few hours and if we have not checked our account during the time it was in IP1, it won’t be possible to know that we are in NA1 or NA2. Our file will be transferred to CPC (Case Processing Center) where agents will do eligibility assessments. If they feel everything is okay, then they will provide their recommendation to Visa Officer and the same time they will initiate Security Checks.

IP2: BG status message in this stage will be “We are processing your background check. we will send you a message if we need more information.“. Visa Officer starts reviewing or after reviewing all agents recommendations. PPR mail will be triggered if the applicant paid RPRF up front. PPR mails these days are taking 7-20 days after you are in IP2 stage.  These things will be done at the CPC office.

Generally, messages will be like below in IP2 status:


NA3: “Not applicable“. This will signify that IP2 is completed. This status is not visible in many cases and direct PPR request is placed from IP2.

PPR: Passport Request. You will get an email for that and you may not get an update in your CIC account for this. VFS procedure for India PPR is After PPR – a procedure at INDIA VFS

ADR: Sometimes an additional document is requested in IP1 or IP2 stage. An email, as well as message in your CIC account, will be sent.

620 thoughts on “BG Check and medical status and its meaning post-AOR

  1. my update says the same thing as IP2, but additionally I had to provide bio metrics that too show as completed, does this mean I have passed the r10 and eligibility ?


  2. according to estimated time tracking I have 18days more but yet to get PPR. what may be happening or what are the likely cause of delay of PPR?


    1. I re-passed my medicals in Nov2018 (initial medicals passed in Nov2017).
      Yesterday I got PPR request from NDVO. All is well.


  3. My application is parents sponsorship PNP. And they start our application on July 6, 2017.
    we are in security sceering around 7 months, just in 3 december 2018 IRCC request to pay RPRF and i paid in 7 decmber 2018, which my parents medical exam expired in 27 december 2018 and now no any respones from NDVO 😦 im still waiting for any respones from them


  4. Any updates from NDVO regarding PPR? I re-passed my Medicals last week. AOR 17-NOV-2017. RPRF paid in FEB-2018. re-medicals in Oct-2018


      1. My medical status changes to “you passed medical exam”. Other than that no update and no PPR yet. Eagerly waiting for PPR. Don’t know why NDVO officers taking too much time to finalise the things. Let’s hope for the best. What about yours? Are you PNP? Or federal?


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